Brownies. Always a treat.
But make them decadent, gooey, dulce de leche brownies….irresistible!
I have a confession. Or maybe two.
For one, I ate more than one of these…I wanted to be good. And I was. For a little while.
Just one for dessert.
But then…later that night…that pan of brownies was calling my name.
And I was weak. I went back for another.
But it was totally worth it!
My second confession is that I can’t take credit for this post.
I mean, I wrote it, but everything from the recipe development to the photography is courtesy of my own resident culinary whiz kid. (My 16-year-old daughter, Scout.)
Hate to brag. But really, it’s just fact. This girl has skills in the kitchen.
And it’s not surprising, really. She has been my side kick since birth. Always up under me when I was trying to cook from the time she could walk, and soon, she wanted to try!
By the age of 5 she was concocting “recipes”, some of which were not too appetizing…but she didn’t give up!
By the time she was 9, I turned her loose in the kitchen, with only a few non-life-threatening injuries as a result. And as with most things, the more she practiced, the better she got. A cut here, a burn there, but for the most part unscathed and getting better all the time.
Now, she is a much better cook than I am. And I am okay with that.
Scout came home from school yesterday and wanted brownies. We have been trying to cut back on sweets, so it’s been awhile since we had any baked treats.
There wasn’t a mix in the house, so she decided to just come up with her own recipe. She looked up a few, then put them together with her own spin and the Dulce de Leche Brownies were the result.
Dulce de Leche Brownies:
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
1/3 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Can Nestle “La Lechera Dulce de Leche” (found this at Walmart near the sweetened condensed milk. It might also be found in the Mexican food area. If you can’t find it, you could substitute any jarred caramel sauce for similar results.)
Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Spray 8 x 8 square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Mix all dry ingredients together in large bowl. Add oil, eggs and vanilla and mix well until all ingredients are well incorporated with no dry pockets. Stir in 1/3 C. of the Dulce de Leche. Pour into pan. Drizzle with another 1/3 C. Dulce de Leche. Bake for 25 minutes. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before cutting. Enjoy!